More than 40,000 malicious websites that exploit the Corona virus
More than 40,000 malicious websites that exploit the Corona virus

(Palo Alto Networks) reveals the results of its recent research into phishing experiments aimed at attracting global attention to news of the Coronavirus.

From January 1 to March 31, Palo Alto Networks monitored domain names for 116,357 new sites associated with the emerging corona virus. The list contains 2,022 malicious websites, and the study will cover 40,261 websites. It is classified as high risk. It should be noted that the average daily number of malicious domain names detected by Palo Alto Networks between February and March of last year increased by 656% compared to the average daily number of malicious domain names associated with the emerging corona virus. .

Palo Alto Networks also monitored a number of activities, including:

Phishing attack: The email contains a fake link to the Bank of America website. The goal is to trick users into obtaining credentials for their accounts. Other attacks include fake links to Apple, Paypal and Outlook sites.

Online fake stores: There are fake websites that claim to offer popular products (such as masks and hand sanitizers) and lower sales prices.

Credit card thieves: Many malicious websites claim to offer products related to the emerging Corona Virus crisis, and their sites contain scripts designed to steal credit card information.

Counterfeit e-books: Many websites have been created to take advantage of the concerns of some consumers and encourage them to buy electronic products against emerging halo viruses by posting videos of some of the most horrific cases and events related to the current Corona Virus Crisis Book.

Illegal pharmacies: Some unauthorized websites with names indicate that they offer treatments for emerging coronaviruses, but in fact they advertise other products such as Viagra pills and other non-viral drugs.
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